Welcome to Day #25 Art Every Day Month! Glad you could stop by!
Sometimes in the course of “arting” you have to take a day off and restore order. Today was one of those days!
So instead of creating actual “art” today, I laid the foundation for getting my house decorated for Christmas. The lights are up on the exterior, and all the boxes which had been up in storage are strewn about my house waiting to be opened and their contents displayed. Each box is filled with memories of Christmas’ past. I remember how and when almost every item was acquired. Half the reason it takes so long to get everything in place is that the stories are relived and enjoyed all over again! It really is my favorite time of year.
One of my favorite traditions is the advent box…
Each of the kids have one, and I fill them with little toys, a few pieces of candy, hair barrettes – whatever I can find that will fit into the little cubbies. I’ve been collecting things for months…can hardly wait to get them put together!
Gratitude Day #25 –
Today I’m feeling grateful for teamwork. In years past, I would have been able to get all the Christmas wonderfulness down from the storage racks and into the house by myself, but this year with all my physical ailments, I needed help. I was glad to be able to be able to call on my other half for back up. Working together it didn’t take long, and man was it easier on my poor little back! Thanks, Mr. Tattered!
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